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What types of animal live in the desert?

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08/16/2013

A range of reptiles, mammals, birds, amphibians and invertebrates can be found in the desert biome, There are a variety of different deserts all over the world, so different types of animals will live in different desert areas. Some desert animals include:

  • gila monster
  • fennec fox
  • dingo
  • desert bighorn
  • scorpion
  • collared lizard
  • marsupial mole - itjaritjari and kakarratul
  • desert rat-kangaroo
  • camel and dromedary
  • elf owl
  • Great horned owl
  • Mexican Gray wolf
  • sidewinder
  • echidna (also found in other habitats)
  • addax antelope
  • greater roadrunner
  • sand cat
  • dung beetles
  • cactus wren
  • desert lark
  • fat sand rat
  • great jerboa
  • great mouse-tailed bat
  • lappet-faced vulture
  • thorny devil (an Australian spiky lizard)
  • desert hopping mouse
  • planigale (a small carnivorous marsupial)
  • hawk
  • various snakes such as inland taipan
  • coyote
  • bobcat
  • Big Free-tailed bat
  • Spotted bat
  • marsupial mole
  • mountain lion
  • American Golden eagle
  • Wedge-tailed eagle
  • bilby
  • chuckwalla
  • perentie (desert goanna)
  • civet
  • gerbil
  • bustard
  • ibex
  • hyena
  • peccaries